Gratify



[grat-uh-fahy] /ˈgræt əˌfaɪ/

verb (used with object), gratified, gratifying.
1.
to give pleasure to (a person or persons) by satisfying desires or humoring inclinations or feelings:
Her praise will gratify all who worked so hard to earn it.
2.
to satisfy; indulge; humor, as one’s desires or appetites.
3.
Obsolete. to reward; remunerate.
/ˈɡrætɪˌfaɪ/
verb (transitive) -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
to satisfy or please
2.
to yield to or indulge (a desire, whim, etc)
3.
(obsolete) to reward
v.

c.1400, “to bestow grace upon;” 1530s, “to show gratitude to,” from French gratifier (16c.) or directly from Latin gratificari “to do favor to, oblige, gratify,” from gratus “pleasing” (see grace) + root of facere “make, do, perform” (see factitious). Meaning “to give pleasure to” is from 1560s. Related: Gratified; gratifying.

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